The table below looks at the statistics for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 518 540 560
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +20
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 95 44 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.085% 0.083%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.13% 0.62% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 25 24
Average daily rate
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£438 £388 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £330 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £388 £360
% change year-on-year
+7.74% +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8406 7046 8917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 13.55% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4657 3830 4038
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 410 683
Average hourly rate £22.69 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +19 93 £425 +9.67% 19
London +5 29 £465 +3.33% 5
West Midlands -1 18 £298 -30.20% 2
Wiltshire - 12 £450 -
South West - 12 £450 -
South East 0 11 £450 +12.14% 9
Swindon - 10 £458 -
City of London +24 7 £513 -10.86% 2
East of England -28 4 £325 -16.12%
Surrey +3 3 £488 +2.63% 1
Yorkshire -1 2 £379 -2.19%
Hertfordshire -24 2 £450 -
Kent - 2 £405 - 4
Watford - 2 £450 -
Maidstone - 2 £405 - 3
Birmingham - 2 £275 - 1
York +3 1 £401 +3.35%
Berkshire +2 1 - - 2
North Yorkshire -2 1 £401 +3.35%
South Yorkshire - 1 £358 -
Middlesex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 2
Sheffield - - - -
South Wales - - - -

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 160 (98.77%) F5
2 128 (79.01%) Cisco
3 113 (69.75%) Firewall
4 107 (66.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 84 (51.85%) CheckPoint
6 76 (46.91%) Juniper
7 73 (45.06%) Cisco ASA
8 66 (40.74%) Cisco Certification
9 62 (38.27%) Network Security
10 59 (36.42%) BIG-IP
11 56 (34.57%) CCNP
12 54 (33.33%) OSPF
13 53 (32.72%) BGP
13 53 (32.72%) Load Balancing
14 50 (30.86%) Blue Coat
15 46 (28.40%) DNS
16 42 (25.93%) WAN
17 38 (23.46%) Cisco Nexus
18 35 (21.60%) HP
19 33 (20.37%) ITIL
20 32 (19.75%) LAN
20 32 (19.75%) Cisco IOS
21 30 (18.52%) Linux
21 30 (18.52%) Citrix
22 29 (17.90%) NetScreen
23 27 (16.67%) CCSE
24 26 (16.05%) McAfee
24 26 (16.05%) Security Cleared
25 25 (15.43%) DHCP
26 24 (14.81%) VPN

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (6.17%) IIS
2 8 (4.94%) Apache
3 6 (3.70%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.70%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.85%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.23%) nginx
5 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (3.09%) MS Office
1 5 (3.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 113 (69.75%) Firewall
2 107 (66.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 73 (45.06%) Cisco ASA
4 62 (38.27%) Network Security
5 59 (36.42%) BIG-IP
6 54 (33.33%) OSPF
7 53 (32.72%) BGP
8 46 (28.40%) DNS
9 42 (25.93%) WAN
10 38 (23.46%) Cisco Nexus
11 32 (19.75%) Cisco IOS
11 32 (19.75%) LAN
12 29 (17.90%) NetScreen
13 25 (15.43%) DHCP
14 24 (14.81%) VPN
14 24 (14.81%) SSL
15 21 (12.96%) DMVPN
16 16 (9.88%) Wireless
17 15 (9.26%) MPLS
18 14 (8.64%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (11.11%) Finance
2 7 (4.32%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.70%) Banking
4 4 (2.47%) Games
5 3 (1.85%) Retail
5 3 (1.85%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.23%) Local Government
6 2 (1.23%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.62%) Norwegian Language
7 1 (0.62%) Back Office
7 1 (0.62%) Legal
7 1 (0.62%) Publishing
7 1 (0.62%) Billing
Job Titles
1 62 (38.27%) Network Engineer
2 38 (23.46%) Consultant
3 29 (17.90%) Network Specialist
4 27 (16.67%) Network Consultant
5 20 (12.35%) Security Specialist
6 18 (11.11%) Network Security Specialist
7 15 (9.26%) Security Engineer
8 13 (8.02%) Network Security Engineer
9 9 (5.56%) Architect
9 9 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
10 8 (4.94%) Security Consultant
10 8 (4.94%) Network Security Consultant
11 7 (4.32%) Monitoring Specialist
11 7 (4.32%) Design Engineer
11 7 (4.32%) Security Architect
11 7 (4.32%) Network Design Engineer
12 6 (3.70%) Designer
12 6 (3.70%) Security Designer
13 5 (3.09%) Firewall Engineer
13 5 (3.09%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.26%) CSS
2 7 (4.32%) Middleware
3 4 (2.47%) .NET
4 1 (0.62%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.49%) Thin Client
1 17 (10.49%) Fat Client
2 14 (8.64%) User Experience
3 11 (6.79%) Visualisation
4 10 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.70%) Cryptography
6 4 (2.47%) Online Games
7 2 (1.23%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.23%) PKI
7 2 (1.23%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.23%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.62%) CESG
8 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.62%) SecurID
8 1 (0.62%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 30 (18.52%) Linux
2 16 (9.88%) Windows
3 9 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (3.70%) UNIX
5 5 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.23%) CentOS
6 2 (1.23%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.23%) MVS
6 2 (1.23%) Debian
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (32.72%) Load Balancing
2 33 (20.37%) ITIL
3 24 (14.81%) Network Management
4 23 (14.20%) Network Monitoring
5 21 (12.96%) E-Commerce
6 18 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 16 (9.88%) Service Management
7 16 (9.88%) Network Design
8 15 (9.26%) Network Architecture
9 13 (8.02%) Migration
10 11 (6.79%) Incident Management
11 9 (5.56%) Identity Management
12 8 (4.94%) Service Delivery
12 8 (4.94%) Line Management
12 8 (4.94%) Change Control
13 7 (4.32%) Analytics
13 7 (4.32%) Change Management
14 6 (3.70%) Time Management
14 6 (3.70%) DevOps
15 5 (3.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.49%) C
2 6 (3.70%) Perl
3 4 (2.47%) Java
4 2 (1.23%) SQL
4 2 (1.23%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 66 (40.74%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (34.57%) CCNP
3 27 (16.67%) CCSE
4 26 (16.05%) Security Cleared
5 21 (12.96%) SC Cleared
5 21 (12.96%) CCNA
6 8 (4.94%) Degree
7 7 (4.32%) HP ASE
7 7 (4.32%) ACSP
8 4 (2.47%) CCIE
8 4 (2.47%) JNCIS
9 2 (1.23%) CCSA
9 2 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.23%) CISSP
10 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.62%) CCSP
10 1 (0.62%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.56%) QA
2 7 (4.32%) SLA
3 5 (3.09%) JSP 440
System Software
1 19 (11.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (9.88%) ProxySG
3 8 (4.94%) vSphere
4 6 (3.70%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.85%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.62%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (8.64%) OPNET
2 8 (4.94%) WhatsUp Gold
3 7 (4.32%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (2.47%) OpenView
5 3 (1.85%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.23%) Puppet
6 2 (1.23%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.62%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.62%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.62%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.62%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.62%) RANCID
Vendors
1 160 (98.77%) F5
2 128 (79.01%) Cisco
3 84 (51.85%) CheckPoint
4 76 (46.91%) Juniper
5 50 (30.86%) Blue Coat
6 35 (21.60%) HP
7 30 (18.52%) Citrix
8 26 (16.05%) McAfee
9 21 (12.96%) VMware
10 19 (11.73%) Infoblox
11 18 (11.11%) SolarWinds
11 18 (11.11%) Nokia
12 17 (10.49%) Imperva
13 16 (9.88%) Fortinet
14 15 (9.26%) BMC
15 14 (8.64%) Riverbed
16 12 (7.41%) TippingPoint
17 11 (6.79%) IronPort
18 9 (5.56%) Meraki
19 8 (4.94%) Aruba
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